Searching for clues on a scavenger hunt gives you an excuse to see new parts of the city and finally use your film noir phrasebook. Hitch it to film-flam alley with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $66 for entry for a team of two (a $120 value)
- $90 for entry for a team of three (a $180 value)
- $108 for entry for a team of four (a $240 value)
Starting at noon on May 17, teams follow a course of clues that pepper their cities, competing in mental and physical challenges during a race that benefits St. Jude and awards cash prizes.
Great Urban Race
Great Urban Race sends teams on adventure courses that zigzag through major metro areas. Following the trail left by clues or the scent of other, pot-roast-bearing racers, the 4- to 8-mile trek takes anywhere between one and a half to five hours to complete. Along the way, pairs will be called to complete brawn- or brain-based feats that may include everything from solving cryptograms and riddles to taking tae kwon do lessons. Race organizers invite teams to dress up, and they hand out an award for best costume after teams cross the finish line. Top race finishers take home a cash prize and free entry into the national championship race, which rewards winners with their choice of $10,000 or a lifetime supply of thimbles. All racers take home a T-shirt, munch on post-finish refreshments, and can imbibe a free beer if they’re of age.
Red Frog Events, the organizers of Great Urban Race, encourage participants to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by donating $10 to each participant that registers as a St. Jude Hero. Only teams that raise the suggested $150 will be eligible for special race-day awards, which are given out to the first Heroes team to cross the finish line as well as the team with the highest fundraising total.